Accounting Associations & Memberships – Our Top Picks
Posted on November 13, 2019 by Liang McIntosh-Yee
Our industry moves fast and it’s our job to stay on top of technological advancements so you don’t have to. That’s why we’re involved with some of the industry-leading associations for accounts payable, financial and outsourcing professionals.
You might say we keep pretty good company
These groups provide us with the most innovative and cutting-edge information so we can help our customers understand business process outsourcing industry trends.
Here are a few of the organizations we are involved with.
- Association for Financial Professionals
- The Institute of Finance & Management
- The International Factoring Association
- Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals
- The Institute of Financial Operations
- Quest International User Group
- Shared Services and Outsourcing Network
The Association for Financial Professionals® (AFP) serves a network of more than 16,000 treasury and finance professionals. AFP provides members with breaking news, economic research and data on the evolving world of treasury and finance, as well as world-class treasury certification programs, networking events, financial analytical tools, training, and public policy representation to legislators and regulators. AFP’s global reach extends to over 150,000 treasury and financial professionals worldwide, including AFP of Canada; an on-line resource for the treasury and finance community; and the London-based bobsguide, a financial IT solutions network.
The International Factoring Association (IFA) IFA’s goal is to assist the Factoring community by providing information, training, purchasing power and a resource for the Factoring community.
Founded in 1999, the International Factoring Association provides a way for Commercial Factors to get together and discuss a variety of issues and concerns in the industry. By working together, Commercial Factors have an easy way to disseminate information and have a single voice in the marketplace. Association members also have group buying power in negotiating for goods and services.
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals – Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) established in 1952, is an international, nonprofit association, headquartered in Austin, Texas USA, with offices in Hong Kong, United Kingdom, The Netherlands and Dubai. HFTP is recognized as the spokes group for the finance and technology segments of the hospitality industry with members and stakeholders spanning across the globe.
The Institute of Financial Operations is the umbrella organization comprising of four affiliates for finance professionals: International Accounts Payable Professionals (IAPP), International Accounts Receivable Professionals (IARP), the National Association of Purchasing and Payables (NAPP), and The Association for Work Process Improvement (TAWPI).
Headquartered in Orlando, FL, the Institute serves as a global voice, chief advocate, recognized authority, acknowledged leader, and principal educator for people in financial operations around the world. Our products and services are particularly focused on accounts payable, accounts receivable, automation, document management, and procure-to-pay.
For the last two decades, The Institute of Finance & Management has remained committed to helping financial operations professionals do their jobs better, raise their personal and team profile, and advance their careers.
More than 25,000 professionals have trained with IOFM. And leading organizations (from Suntrust, to MGM Grand, to Vanderbilt University, etc.) require or highly prefer job candidates with IOFM’s credentials.
Quest International Users Group is a global, not-for-profit association for PeopleSoft, JD Edwards and Oracle Utilities applications users. As a worldwide community more than 50,000 strong, Quest and its affiliated user groups are a catalyst to maximize members’ business investments through the power of our community, tools, and experiences. Quest provides a unified voice into Oracle for our entire family of users; timely, unbiased information; and networking events to benefit members’ total information technology and best business practice experience.
The Shared Services & Outsourcing Network (SSON) is the largest and most established community of shared services and outsourcing professionals. SSON provides the roof under which key industry experts and organizations share their experience, knowledge, and tools, and your practitioner peers connect with others all over the world, face to face and online.
Join over 20,000 high-level decision-makers in leading organizations who visit the SSON website each month and answer questions, download whitepapers, participate in webinars, research industry trends and interact with each other from all points of the globe.